To be successful our network needs to have active partners with strong ties and to build our collective momentum around innovation. Therefore, we take an inclusive approach and encourage involvement of the NHS, academia, industry, local government and patient and carer organisations and others. We decided against charging for membership in the early years to avoid a barrier to involvement.


University of East Anglia

University of Cambridge

University of Essex

University of Suffolk

University of Hertfordshire

Anglia Ruskin University

Generating economic growth

Eastern AHSN works with Health Enterprise East (HEE) to support their offer to NHS organisations in the East and ensure that when innovations are identified and commercialised EAHSN can support their widespread adoption. HEE is a membership organisation who provides innovation and commercialisation support to NHS organisations.  HEE delivers technology advisory services and innovation management to industry and the NHS, helping to address the challenges faced along the product development pathway.

Health Enterprise East

We also work closely with industry partners in our drive to spread great innovations across the Eastern region and beyond. Companies such as:



Clinical Commissioning Groups

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG

NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

NHS North East Essex CCG

NHS North Norfolk CCG

NHS Norwich CCG

NHS South Norfolk CCG

NHS West Norfolk CCG

NHS West Suffolk CCG

NHS Bedfordshire CCG (50% Oxford AHSN)

NHS Mid Essex CCG (60% UCLP AHSN)

NHS West Essex CCG (72% UCLP AHSN)

Local Authorities

Bedford Borough Council

Cambridgeshire County Council

Central Bedfordshire Council

Essex County Council

Hertfordshire County Council

Luton Borough Council

Norfolk County Council

Peterborough City Council

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Suffolk County Council

Thurrock Council

Local Enterprise Partnerships

Eastern AHSN works with the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS)  in a variety of initiatives where interests align. We are working collectively to commercialise innovations from the region as part of our  Med Tech Accelerator and we assist companies to navigate support from the LEPs where appropriate.

New Anglia


Cambridge and Peterborough

Life science sector support partners

Cambridge Networks
Eastern AHSN is a member of Cambridge Network – a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge. Eastern AHSN is working with them to leverage their business and academic relationships to support collaboration and partnership with the NHS.

Cambridge Wireless
Eastern AHSN is a founder member of Cambridge Wireless (CW) – we work with CW and explicitly their Health Special Interest Group (SIG) to support the interaction of the NHS with digital and mobile technologies.  CW is member organisation and network of nearly 400 companies interested in the development and application of wireless and mobile technologies.

One Nucleus
Eastern AHSN works with One Nucleus who bring together the biotech science community. A membership organisation they work with over 470 organisations in life science sector we can link with them through One Nucleus to understand what new innovations are in the pipeline.

Trade partners

Healthcare UK and UK Trade and International support NHS organisations to promote their offer to international markets and provide support to companies to sell abroad. We will broker relationships where appropriate to enable their expertise to be leveraged.


Healthcare UK

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